Colombo Masters declared T20 champs, finalist missing | Sunday Observer

Colombo Masters declared T20 champs, finalist missing

Colombo Masters CA were declared winners of the inaugural Sri Lanka Masters (over-50) T20 quadrangular cricket tournament after the other finalist Nationalized Services Cricket Association were unable to field a team for the decider that was to be played on February 24 at the MCA ground.

Colombo Masters CA were awarded the Dr. RAH de Zoysa Challenge Shield being the champions.

However, the match for third place was won by MCA who beat State Services by seven wickets.

Electing to bat first States Services scored a challenging 158 for 5 in their 20 overs.

An unbroken partnership of 86 runs for the fourth wicket off only 48 deliveries between Sujith Sirimanne (62 n.o) and Roshan Iddamalgoda (51 n.o.) steered MCA to an easy victory with nine balls remaining.

Special Awards (including the six league round matches)

Man of the Match:

Match No. 1 – NSCA Vs. MCA - S.N. Fernando, NSCA

Match No. 2 – CMCA Vs. SSCA – Rohan Raj Perera, CMCA

Match No. 3 – SSCA Vs. NSCA – IAM Attanayake, SSCA

Match No. 4 – CMCA Vs. MCA – Udaya Yatawara CMCA

Match No. 5 – MCA Vs. SSCA - Sujith Sirimanne, MCA

Match No. 6 - CMCA Vs. NSCA – Chaminda Mendis, NSCA

3rd Place: Play off – MCA Vs. SSCA - Roshan Iddamalgoda, MCA

Best Bowler of the tournament – JDH Silva from SSCA

Best Batsman of the tournament and Man of the Series – Palitha Liyanage from NSCA

Awards were presented by Shanaka Jayaweera, Senior Manager, Procurement and Logistics, Watawala Tea, Ceylon Limited.